Big Shanty Elementary School

Public 3-5

 1575 Ben King Rd NW
       Kennesaw, GA  30144


 (678) 594-8023

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District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
482nd of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  617

Racial breakdown:
White:
43.3%
African American:
27.9%
Hispanic:
18.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Big Shanty Elementary School ranked better than 60.1% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 35th among 65 ranked elementary schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.65. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Big Shanty Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.3%), African American (27.9%), Hispanic (18.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 41.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Big Shanty Elementary School is 12.3, which is the 18th best among 65 elementary schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Big Shanty Elementary School employs 49.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Big Shanty Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Big Shanty Elementary School 482nd of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Big Shanty Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 43rd of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Big Shanty Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.80 298th 1101 72.9%
2007 68.41 375th 1125 66.7%
2008 74.35 257th 1134 77.3%
2009 71.05 317th 1133 72.0%
2010 69.54 382nd 1183 67.7%
2011 72.75 350th 1212 71.1%
2012 68.54 412th 1201 65.7%
2013 68.97 406th 1225 66.9%
2014 68.27 435th 1231 64.7%
2015 64.67 363rd 1240 70.7%
2016 59.50 443rd 1233 64.1%
2017 64.56 380th 1205 68.5%
2018 55.65 482nd 1209 60.1%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Open Quote Teachers work hard to try and please a principal whose main focus is on making herself look good to her superiors. Very little evidence of an innovative instructional techniques that improve student achievement. She does not care about instruction, just making the outside of the building look good so she can show it off to others.

Most teachers care a great deal about their students, but they receive no support from an administration that completely ignores bullying behavior and tends to sweep problems under the rug.

Several teachers have come to me in the community and told me how they were driven out of the school by the unprofessionalism and poor judgment of the administration. All are much happier that they have left, but feel sorry for those teachers who remain.

The school would be a lot better without its current principal. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 24, 2012

Open Quote This school has great teachers and a new administration. Big Shanty does a wonderful job of preparing students for middle school, with more Big Shanty students taking Advanced Content classes at Awtrey than students from the charter school, for example. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Big Shanty Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1169 1164
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 986 986
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1038 1033
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1061 1056
1994 869 44 30 14 3 n/a n/a 0 960
1995 829 50 34 8 2 n/a n/a 0 923
1996 829 50 34 8 2 n/a n/a 0 923
1997 797 57 36 14 2 n/a n/a 0 906
1998 701 72 31 17 2 n/a n/a 0 823
1999 625 62 33 13 3 n/a n/a 0 736
2000 592 66 31 26 3 n/a n/a 0 718
2001 557 77 30 31 2 n/a n/a 0 697
2002 580 123 31 76 0 n/a n/a 0 810
2003 580 123 31 76 0 n/a n/a 0 810
2004 544 163 32 58 0 n/a n/a 0 797
2005 461 151 24 64 3 n/a n/a 45 748
2006 428 169 27 82 2 n/a n/a 38 746
2007 425 179 36 98 1 n/a n/a 44 783
2008 415 184 40 98 0 n/a n/a 46 783
2009 430 212 39 105 3 n/a n/a 57 846
2010 451 244 38 126 6 0 0 0 865
2011 449 180 36 121 3 0 39 0 828
2012 413 178 34 125 2 1 37 0 790
2013 398 160 36 113 1 0 55 0 763
2014 399 169 31 123 0 0 48 0 770
2015 363 173 39 126 1 0 58 0 760
2016 326 182 30 131 2 0 43 0 714
2017 267 172 26 116 0 0 36 0 617

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Big Shanty Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1164 52.0 22.3 1.9
1991 986 58.0 17.0 5.5
1992 1033 53.5 19.3 7.7
1993 1056 60.0 17.6 9.4
1994 960 58.3 16.5 7.3
1995 923 56.0 16.5 9.0
1996 923 56.0 16.5 9.0
1997 906 52.0 17.4 11.0
1998 823 50.3 16.4 12.3
1999 736 45.3 16.2 10.6
2000 718 44.5 16.1 13.2
2001 697 47.0 14.8 14.5
2002 810 55.4 14.6 22.7
2003 810 55.4 14.6 22.7
2004 797 50.9 15.7 22.2
2005 748 52.7 14.2 28.6
2006 746 48.7 15.3 30.9
2007 783 53.2 14.7 33.6
2008 783 54.7 14.3 28.9
2009 846 58.9 14.4 32.1
2010 865 58.5 14.7 34.1
2011 828 55.0 15.0 35.7
2012 790 54.0 14.6 38.0
2013 763 55.0 13.8 39.3
2014 770 52.6 14.6 41.0
2015 760 56.0 13.5 42.8
2016 714 54.0 13.2 43.8
2017 617 49.8 12.3 41.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Big Shanty Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1164 52.0 22.3 1.9
1991 986 58.0 17.0 5.5
1992 1033 53.5 19.3 7.7
1993 1056 60.0 17.6 9.4
1994 960 58.3 16.5 7.3
1995 923 56.0 16.5 9.0
1996 923 56.0 16.5 9.0
1997 906 52.0 17.4 11.0
1998 823 50.3 16.4 12.3
1999 736 45.3 16.2 10.6
2000 718 44.5 16.1 13.2
2001 697 47.0 14.8 14.5
2002 810 55.4 14.6 22.7
2003 810 55.4 14.6 22.7
2004 797 50.9 15.7 22.2
2005 748 52.7 14.2 28.6
2006 746 48.7 15.3 30.9
2007 783 53.2 14.7 33.6
2008 783 54.7 14.3 28.9
2009 846 58.9 14.4 32.1
2010 865 58.5 14.7 34.1
2011 828 55.0 15.0 35.7
2012 790 54.0 14.6 38.0
2013 763 55.0 13.8 39.3
2014 770 52.6 14.6 41.0
2015 760 56.0 13.5 42.8
2016 714 54.0 13.2 43.8
2017 617 49.8 12.3 41.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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